Karstens Shines As Pirates Sweep AstrosJeff Karstens scattered four hits over eight innings and the surging Pittsburgh Pirates blanked the Houston Astros 2-0 on Thursday night. Karstens (2-2) struck out a season-high eight against just one walk as the Pirates completed their first four-game sweep of the Astros at home since 1979. Joel Hanrahan pitched a perfect ninth for his 22nd save.
Pirates Blast Astros, 11-2Pirates starting pitcher James McDonald started off in a precarious position, walking three batters and allowing a run for a 1-0 Houston lead.
Burnett, McGehee Lead Bucs Over Phillies, 5-4PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A.J. Burnett threw 6 2-3 sharp innings to win his eighth straight start, Casey McGehee hit a three-run homer and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Philadelphia Phillies 5-4 Thursday.
Pirates Win Shootout With Phillies, 11-7Pirates catcher Michael McKenry went 2 for 4 with a home run and four RBIs to lead the Buccos to the win.
Pirates Bats Remain Hot, Power Past Twins(93-7 The FAN) -- The Pirates' bats remained hot Tuesday night, as they defeated the Minnesota Twins, 7-2.
Burnett, Alvarez & McGehee Lead Way As Bucs Top Indians 9-2A.J. Burnett became the first Pittsburgh pitcher since 1990 to win six straight starts and Pedro Alvarez homered twice as the Pirates beat the Cleveland Indians 9-2 Saturday.
Pirates Trounced By Baltimore, Lose Third In A Row(93-7 The FAN) -- For the third straight night Pittsburgh starting pitching struggled. And for the third straight night, the Pirates (32-30) lost at Baltimore -- this time, 12-6.
Orioles Beat Pirates, 8-6(93-7 The FAN) -- Pittsburgh Pirates starter Brad Lincoln got roughed up Tuesday night against the Baltimore Orioles to the tune of an 8-6 loss.
Pirates Climb Closer To First Place With 8-4 Win(93-7 The FAN) -- The Pirates will make a lot of moves this week, as they take part in the 2012 Major League Baseball Draft.
Reds Storm Past Pirates, 8-1(93-7 The FAN) -- After stringing together four straight wins to climb back to .500 on the season, the Pirates managed just four hits against Cincinnati in an 8-1 loss at PNC Park.
Nationals Use Long Ball To Defeat Pirates, 7-4(93-7 The FAN) -- Bedard gave up three solo homers and Evan Meek, just called up from the minors, allowed three runs in one inning of relief as the Nationals beat the Pirates, 7-4.